Wednesday, 02 September 2020 21:47

Los Angeles Auto Show Pushed Back To May 2021: Report

Written by Adrian Padeanu, Motor1.com


The COVID-19 outbreak has been canceling or postponing auto shows left and right, and it seems the Los Angeles Auto Show is no exception.

Citing “three people familiar with the show’s planning,” Automotive News claims the L.A. event originally programmed to take place in the second half of November has been rescheduled for May 21-31, 2021.


It is believed an official announcement from the show’s organizers confirming the new dates could come as early as this week.


If the event due to take place in the City of Angels will indeed move to May next year, it means it'll be sandwiched between the New York Auto Show due in April and the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) in June. As AN points out, it would be quite tricky for car manufacturers to decide where to unveil their shiny new models considering there will be three major auto shows in a three-month timeframe, rather than the usual seven-month window in a regular year.


Because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the shows in New York and Detroit had no other way but to cancel the events, which is the same thing we can say about the Paris Motor Show. It had been scheduled for early October, but it’s not happening anymore.

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